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Novel cutinase enzyme


  • Enzymatic processing of acidic plant materials, such as berries or fruits, is needed to enhance the extraction or drying of this plant material   
  • The ScCut1 cutinase can be used under acidic conditions to process plant materials under mild conditions
  • ScCut1 is an esterase, active towards cutin and suberin present on the surfaces of fruit, vegetables and berries. Known cutinases, with the exception of VTT's ScCut1, are not functional at acidic pH and cannot be used for processing of acidic biomass.

TRL 4. Technology validated in laboratory environment.